11 J WINS TEMA REGION QUIZ COMPETITION
11J ‘Star of the Sea’ (Tema) on Saturday, June 25, 2016 won the quiz competition held among junior councils and courts in the Tema Region.
The quiz competition is part of activities planned by the Supreme Council to mark the 90th anniversary of the Noble Order of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall.
The competition was hosted by 63 J ‘Virgin Most Venerable’ (Sakumono) and it took place during their June meeting which was held at the Holy Child RC Pre-School in Sakumono.
The junior councils/courts which took part in the competition were: II J ‘Star of the Sea’ from Tema, 44J ‘Mother Most Chaste’ from Teshie-Nungua and 63J ‘Virgin Most Venerable’ from Sakumono.
Welcoming the junior brothers and sisters to the meeting, the Chairman of 63J, Bro. Kojo T. Vieta, commended the organizers for mobilizing the juniors to come in their numbers.
He praised the Grand Knight of Council No. 37, Bro. Kingsford Nii Otoo for showing great interest in the work of the junior order and always accompanying them to functions.
The Chairman also commended the Noble Lady of Court No. 26 (Tema), Sis. Philomena Sedegadzi, and the Noble Lady of Court No. 85 (Sakumono), Sis. Rosina Acolatse, and the Grand Knight of Council No. 89 (Sakumono), Bro. Reuben Mawuli Agbewornu, for coming for the meeting.
The Junior Grand Knight of 63J, JBro. Isaac K. Yamoah Quainoo, welcomed his colleague junior grand knights and noble ladies to the meeting. He asked for their prayed for a successful meeting and quiz competition.
The quiz master was Rev. Fr. Dennis Opoku, Tema Regional Chaplain, and assistant parish priest at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Community 8-Tema.
He took the contestants through four rounds of competition on questions on the Holy Bible (Genesis Chapter 12 – 50 and Gospel of St. Luke), Church Doctrine and Catechism, History of the Knights and Ladies of Marshall, Life History of Sir James Marshall and Life History of St. Anthony of Padua.
The time keeper was Bro. Henry Kofi Fynn of Council No. 37 (Tema), and the score master was Bro. Edem Kwame Seshie of Council No. 64 (Teshie-Nungua).
At the end of the four rounds of competition the IIJ team made up of JBro. Benjamin Appiah-Kubi and JSis. Jennifer Esinam Awunyo emerged first with119 points, 44J whose representatives were JBro. Rodrick Adikah and JSis. Faustina Bechiyri emerged second with 92 points, whilst 63J with contestants as JBro. David Kumi and JSis. Venessa Sowu, emerged third with 63 points.
Addressing the meeting after declaration of the results, Rev. Fr. Dennis Opoku commended the contestants for putting up a good show.
He pointed out that the competition was a challenge to all to read the Bible and learn about the doctrine of the Church.
He told the juniors that they should count themselves lucky to be in one of the best societies in the Church and asked them to participate in activities organised by their councils and courts so as to grow spiritually.
Rev. Fr. Dennis Opoku called on the juniors to celebrate their youth pointing out they can do that by showing fellowship and being united outside their meeting places.
He also called on the junior marshallans to participate in activities of their various parishes and challenged them take up various positions in their Parish youth councils.
RL Sis. Maud Tamakloe, Regional Noble Lady, who also addressed the meeting, was full of praise for the contestants. She was confident that with the display of knowledge shown the Noble Order has a bright future.
RL Sis. Josephine Dodd, Regional Youth Coordinator and Grand Court Tyler, in her address spoke about a number of decisions the Grand Court took about members of the junior order. Among others, juniors cannot marry hence brothers and sisters would not honour wedding invitations of juniors. All juniors who are planning to marry must transfer to the adult council and court. Further, juniors who stop going for meetings and go and marry and want to join the adult council and court would not enjoy same privileges like junior brothers and sisters who transfer straight to the adult council and court.
Report and pictures by Bro. Kojo T. Vieta, PGA/RADV, Chairman of 63J